Astral was founded on the banks of the Rocky Broad River near Ashville, NC. Born from a group of paddlers, designers, engineers, and some regular good ol' people with the dream of setting a new standard for personal flotation devices. President and founder of Astral, Phillip Curry, is responsible for pioneering the use of CORDURA and Airescape breathable technology. Curry is an innovator who closely observes the global impacts of Astral and seeks to rid the world of toxic raw materials.
Put away that uncomfortable old orange horse shoe shaped PFD and pick up something comfortable that you can enjoy wearing. Whether you call your personal flotation device a PFD, life jacket or a life vest it won't do you any good shoved in the cockpit of your boat. With a well fit kayak or canoe PFD you can paddle in safety and comfort. GearX stocks a selection of paddling, kayaking, and canoeing PFDs from Astral and MTI for men women and children of all shapes and sizes.